It's not thatI I don't want to pay for the ticket to Paradise. I just don't want to have to pay more than I should....example.
I bought my boat in St. Maarten in Sept. 02 while I was a resident of California
. Eventually I registered the boat there in California
, and boarded the boat in April of 03. I came to Florida
in July of 03, and used Florida
as a base until just recently. I was told by officials that I only needed to be offshore
3 miles at least once every 90 days.
I have complied with that by traveling in, and out of Florida, or along the coastline traveling from city to city always getting 3 miles offshore
In California I was exempt from taxes
, because the boat never saw Ca. Now in Feb of 08 I want to change registration
to Florida, or document the vessel. I also want to do it in a way that causes me to pay the least amount to any agency.
I called Fl. DMV, and was told I cannot register my boat here because I am over 5 tons? I asked her to make sure, and she got tiffed with me. She is the state expert in Tallahasse. She advised me to document my vessel? Any advice on that by anyone, or should I see a lawyer?